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Apple isn't buying NPD's sales analysis

Yesterday, DailyTech reported on the news that the plethora of Android-based smartphones on the market have finally jumped ahead of Apple's iPhone in the United States. The numbers pegged Android's market share at 28 percent while smartphones running iPhone OS were a bit further back at 21 percent.

We never expected Apple to respond to NPD's numbers -- the company is usually "above" such responses and marches to its own drumbeat. However, the news picked up steam all across the internet yesterday and Apple felt the need to respond.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison gave a statement to John Paczkowski which he posted on his Digital Daily blog:

This is a very limited report on 150,000 US consumers responding to an online survey and does not account for the more than 85 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide. IDC figures show that iPhone has 16.1 percent of the smartphone market and growing, far outselling Android on a worldwide basis. We had a record quarter with iPhone sales growing by 131 percent and with our new iPhone OS 4.0 software coming this summer, we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.

Paczkowski makes a point of noting that while NPD's numbers don't give a snapshot of the global smartphone market and only surveyed 150,000 customers, Apple isn't exactly being straightforward either. The Apple spokeswoman points out that over 85 million iPhone and iPod touches have been sold, despite the fact that the iPod touch is in no way a smartphone -- in actuality, only 55 million iPhones have been sold to date.

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OK here is goes
By hiscross on 5/11/2010 7:24:24 PM , Rating: -1
Andriod is an OS. The iPhone and iTouch use the same OS - MacOSX (BSD to be specific in X roots). When Apple says 'World Wide" they mean it, because Andriod OS runs on US marketed phone. Now if you ass wipes want to play dirty, let's call out NexusOne and put it against just the iPhone in the US and then compare numbers. Now I fully expect to get marked down and "corrected" by you apple-hater ass wipes, so let me state up front, go screw your self. I really wish Steve would have gave his middle finger to that stupid survey, but I'll be happy to do it for him. Now go play with your self and hope you don't get stains on your pants.

RE: OK here is goes
By Calindar on 5/11/2010 8:05:05 PM , Rating: 2
Some cheese with that whine?

RE: OK here is goes
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/11/2010 8:10:04 PM , Rating: 2
So, android based smartphones aren't sold worldwide? Um.....

RE: OK here is goes
By batman4u on 5/11/2010 8:57:11 PM , Rating: 1
i live in Mexico you A**H*** and i have a Android based phone os, i used to have Iphone, Ipod touch MAcbook pro, but the sooner you realize that jobs is sinking the company the better for you... remember apple started as a well balanced-no bull**** computer seller, and now they are just for show if you dont throw 3000 bucks

and let me break it to you... apple computers are PC's

RE: OK here is goes
By hiscross on 5/11/10, Rating: -1
RE: OK here is goes
By Shatbot on 5/12/2010 1:22:30 AM , Rating: 3
Mexico? Did you leave Arizona recently? Who used to own your stuff before you found it? BTW Mexico has no equivalent to Steve, which isn't surprising since people don't try to sneak into Mexico or that matter Iran or North Korea.

Man you're a jerk.

For a Jesus freak you sure do come off awful racist like'.

Hypocrisy truly does go hand in hand with Apple/religion.

RE: OK here is goes
By sebmel on 5/11/10, Rating: -1
RE: OK here is goes
By batman4u on 5/11/2010 11:42:08 PM , Rating: 1
you should know that all his team you say he brought has already left the company....

its not me that has jumped to conlucions... its you... when you start to talk about something be sure to know from different sources not just some dumb magazine. be sure what you are talking about.

1) Bla Bla ateve is all about how and when APPLE invented everything... for all he says i might look underneath my fridge and an Apple logo might be their

2) now that the company shined... he is starting to sue and take a fight with all the companies that helped them... google is an excellent example

3) As i told you before... Apple started very good company, computers that where monster capable, Notebooks that where very fair in hardware... not cheap but at least you knew good hardware was in their... now all you see is how the first Macbook was a so poor computer overheating, bad drives etc etc and now the new core i3 models are overheating in a higher level... check for yourself

and an OS targeted to use all these multimedia apps that their computers where so capable. And now the company takes advantage of people like YOU (or that stupid GRINGO which thinks US is the centre of the universe... haha poor Bas*ard... good luck living in your tiny bubble.)
and Apple is making a Shiny Ball that is all overpriced and an OS that should be Evolving but instead thought Microsoft never would get their SH*t toughether and make a decent OS and for 3 years i have seen how these company so behind in updates on security that 3 years has it stood as the weakest OS

if you knew anything or had some sense of technology you should see how steve is driving the company so badly that their is no escence of how this company was

RE: OK here is goes
By corduroygt on 5/12/2010 6:22:09 AM , Rating: 2
Come back here when your country has the biggest economy and military in the world, and then feel free to act like it's the center of the world. Until then, the "Gringos" will always be your boss.

RE: OK here is goes
By T2k on 5/12/2010 2:24:55 PM , Rating: 1
by corduroygt on May 12, 2010 at 6:22 AM Come back here when your country has the biggest economy and military in the world, and then feel free to act like it's the center of the world. Until then, the "Gringos" will always be your boss.

Ehhh? Since when Chinese are called "Gringos" in Mexico?

Biggest economy, my @ss - we are in the biggest fuckin' mess and debt, only retards believe we have have economic power... we have nothing, Chinese and others can wreck the dollar and the economy along in a matter of weeks if they start dumping our bonds and currency.

Oh and pleahhhse, stop with the 'mighty military' bul;lshit - barefooted Arabs wiped their asses with our extremely wasteful, oversized, ballon-headed and completely ripoff-priced military machine. US military is a fuckin joke when it comes to effectiveness - Europe and its ailing economy has more saying in more places without a single soldier than we do with hundreds of thousands of grunts and the entire corrupt military-industrial complex that holds the government hostage for decades now.

RE: OK here is goes
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/12/2010 10:46:19 AM , Rating: 2
Huh, please make sense....

RE: OK here is goes
By Bateluer on 5/11/10, Rating: 0
RE: OK here is goes
By web2dot0 on 5/11/10, Rating: -1
RE: OK here is goes
By magneticfield on 5/12/2010 7:09:13 AM , Rating: 2
Android overtaking iPhone would not mean anything bad for Apple, it would mean something good for those who bought or plan to buy Android.
It means stability, room for growth, confidence in the future.

If I'm glad to see Andoid grow it's only because of this. It's like watching a kid grow.
I don't want Apple to dissapear, and I'm sure many of us feel the same.

What would the world be without Apple the magician and it's huge crowd of fans?

"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook

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